Released by: Screaming Crow Records
Release Date: July 7th. 2023
Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal
Dean Wells (Guitarist – Vocalist and band founder)
Nathan Peachey (Vocalist)
“Navigate In Solitude”
“Chaos In The Way”
“These Crystal Walls”
“Shadows II” (Re-Imagined)
“Waves” (Piano Version)
“Broken” (Piano Version)
“Weight of Humanity” (2017 Demo Version)
“From Saviour To Assassin” (2017 Demo Version)
“Fight or Flight” (2017 Demo Version)
“Are We Soldiers” (2017 Demo Version)
Teramaze is a band I’d never heard of until I was asked to review this album. And I can’t get enough. In a way, it’s kind of a sampler album for someone who has never listened to this band. In reality, this album is a mix of new music, some reimagined tunes, four demos, and a cover! A collection piece for any fan of the band no doubt.
The first five tracks are the new music, and it hits hard. I liked it, I wish there was an entire album’s worth of that. Of all the new songs my favorite is between “Navigate in Solitude” and “The Heist”. However, this energy sticks throughout the album even in the piano versions of “Waves” and “Broken”. I went back and listened to the originals and can appreciate the piano takes. It gives the vocals more room to breathe and overall gives space for them to be the premier element of the song, showing off the singer’s range and emphasis of words.
The four demo versions are from 2017, they are “Weight of Humanity”, “From Saviour to Assassin”, “Fight or Flight”, and “Are We Soldiers” all of the 2019 “Are We Soldiers” album. Slight differences from what I heard, but still very good.
“Easy Lover” is a Phil Collins cover. It features vocalist Nathan Peachy. For an 80s song, they certainly did the song justice. It feels to fit with the overall album.
Written by: Chris Rugowski